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Fifth Year Graduate Student

Hometown: Davis, CA

B.S. in Biochemistry and Mathematics, University of Puget Sound

Research Interests

Originally from Davis, California, Bryan started at UGA after graduating from the University of Puget Sound with a B.S. in biochemistry and mathematics in 2014. He started his research under Henry F. Schaefer, and moved to the Wheeler group in the fall of 2016. When not doing chemistry, Bryan explores his interests in Swing and Ballroom dancing and plays competitive Ultimate Frisbee. He's also very good at buying grapes.

Bryan is currently exploring the combustion of n-butanol through the use of high-level quantum chemical methods with the Schaefer group. His research with the Wheeler group focuses on tautomerism of heterocycles used in pharmaceuticals. This research examines π-stacking interactions between common heterocycle tautomers and aromatic amino acid side chains and the impact of these stacking interactions on the prevalent tautomeric state of heterocyclic drug fragments.